Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Resembling a cat, especially in being quiet or stealthy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. resembling a cat; feline
  • adj. slow, deliberate, quiet and stealthy

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like a cat; stealthy; noiseless.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Like a cat; feline; watchful; stealthy.

Etymologies

cat +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Fortunately, my "catlike" reflexes allowed me to delay contact for an spit-second so that I went into the quarter panel instead of under the front bumper.

    People Are People: Dealing With It

  • The uncivilised vampires are described somewhat differently, their walk being "catlike" and "on the edge of shifting into a crouch" (TW18).

    Twilight Lexicon » Appearance

  • In fact, Elizabeth did favor Anne in the sharpness of her chin and the catlike slant of her eyes.

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

  • Then, with catlike reflexes, she grabbed the tops of the stingers.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • Behind that gloss was something cold and terrible, that lurked and waited and watched -- something catlike, something inimical and deadly.

    CHAPTER II

  • With a sudden, catlike movement he whirled over on his back, caught his heel in a tiny, saucer-shaped depression and sat up.

    DUTCH COURAGE

  • She arose with catlike ease and suddenness to her full height, her eyes flashing, her nostrils quivering like a deer's.

    NEGORE, THE COWARD

  • Even then he would have failed, had it not been for the patient's catlike vitality and almost uncanny physical and mental grip on life.

    THE END OF THE STORY

  • For last of them was one, a lean and catlike man, young of face, with a quick and daring eye, who drank darkly, and spat forth upon the ground, and spoke no word.

    THE DEATH OF LIGOUN

  • Three catlike faces were all attached to the same oversized head.

    Crossed

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